Back on the water Cameron had a couple out from Eriska. The good run of Sea Eagles spotting continued with them catching sight of 4. The red deer could be seen low down as well. After a look at Duart Castle they cruised back up Lismore and through the Creags and on to Eriska.
Cameron had a group out for a wildlife trip. There was a break in the weather after Saturday when most of the ferries on the West coast were cancelled. On the route they spotted an otter swimming on the North side of Kerrera. Near Mull there were a large number of red deer, common seals and seabirds. They were fortunate enough to see 3 sea eagles as well. A great day on the water.
Cameron had a private group of French rugby players out today on the water. The weather was ‘atmospheric’ but the passengers were delighted with the scenery. There was a good number of wildlife from the 10 or so red deer to the 20 common seals hauled out. The highlight of the trip was seeing 4 juvenile Sea Eagles playing! An incredible sight and great to see them in those numbers.
We hope the guests have a memorable time at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The team were called back to SAMS to help with another unmanned vessel. This one was a completely different shape and size. A very interesting method of propulsion and seemed to work well as sea with a swell running.
Cameron had a quick run over to Mull yesterday evening. It was the best day of weather there has been in ages. A stunning sunset on the way to Craignure. A smooth run back to base at 2100.
Coastal Connection spent a week supporting an unmanned vessel. They where based at SAMS and help with the trials of this amazing vessel. The team were very impressed with its capabilities and performance. This could be a more common sight in the near future on the West coast.
The team have been tasked with upgrading navigation lights. There has been a number of them spotted around the West coast. When the weather has allowed they have transported an engineer to replace lights. The dark winter days doesn’t help much.
Many of you will have met Struan and know him as the partner and skipper of Coastal Connection. Struan married Claire Firth at the weekend. It was an incredible weekend and the West coast weather behaved. We wish them many happy years together. They will be back in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile Cameron is holding the fort.